Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership contest

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After his landslide victory, the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, begins the task of creating a shadow cabinet to take on the Tories, and has promised to lead a Labour “fightback” after being elected the party’s new leader on Saturday, September 12.

Although he was a 200-1 outside bet to win at the beginning of the campaign, his popularity grew quickly on a magic carpet of fervour for his anti-austerity message and assurances to scrap Britain’s nuclear weapons, as well as promises to renationalise the railways and major utilities.

Corbyn said shortly afterwards in a speech, “We don’t have to be unequal. It does not have to be unfair, poverty isn’t inevitable. Things can, and they will change”.

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The changes will have to start with the reformation of his cabinet due to a setback after a number of senior politicians rule themselves out of serving in his shadow cabinet.

His first act as leader was to attend a “refugees welcome here” rally, joining tens of thousands of people marching through central London in support of the rights of refugees.

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